How to update a chest of drawers

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    Add glamour with mirrors

    How to do it
    Remove the drawers. Cut strips of wallpaper to cover the sections of the frame between the drawers, with 1cm either side to fold over the edges. Apply wallpaper paste generously to the paper and smooth onto the frame. Cut sections to cover the sides of the chest and repeat procedure. When dry, varnish to seal. Measure each drawer front and the unit top. Order mirrored glass panels, giving accurate measurements for the knob holes. Attach the panels with mirror adhesive. When dry, screw in knobs – don’t tighten them too much as this can crack the glass.

    What you need
    Ponti wallpaper, £74.03 per 10m roll, Osborne & Little. Mirror, £125 per sq m, Preedy Glass. Xtragrip adhesive, £3.50, Bohle Mirror Systems. For similar knobs, go to Haute Déco.

    Get the look Visit Graham and Green for this sunburst mirror.

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